Dishoom: An Iranien Cafe like in Bombay

With its 4 super hip Indian restos in Covent Garden, Shoreditch, King’s Cross and Soho, Dishoom pays tribute to the Iranien cafes of old Bombay that animated neighborhoods of the last century. The deco, of course, is inspired by these popular cafes, with tall ceilings, zinc bar tops and aged mirrors. You are also warned to “do not spit on the floor of the restaurant” and the menu informs you that the chai tea is served “without opium.”

The highlight of the show is undeniably the breakfast, served everyday until 11am and composed of housemade porridge with banana and dates (£3.90), Masala beans (£1.50) and tasty Bacon Naan rolls (£5.50).  The bacon comes from the mythic Ginger Pig and its slow-cooked flavor will leave you speechless! For breakfast and dinner, you will find classic Indian cuisine at reasonable prices (£7.90 for Chicken Tikka, the signature dish of the restaurant).

Stylish: check out at the Permit Room for drinks in the Shoreditch and King’s Cross chains. Like during prohibition, they serve cocktails clandestinely (£8 for an Edwin’s Affair, with gin, rose and cardamom).

All the restaurants are open everyday from 8 or 9am to 11pm or midnight in the evening.

Anne-Sophie Rischard

Dishoom also organises the Holi Festival, inspired by the famous indian fete

Anne-Sophie Rischard

Where to find it ?

Dishoom Shoreditch

7 Boundary Street

E2 7JE London

020 7420 9324

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